A Guide to the Sergent, Duncan and Rine Insurance Agency Records, 1911-1980
T. F. Brady established the San Antonio, Texas, insurance agency that would become Sergent, Duncan and Rine in 1873. The firm changed hands several times before the 1920s, when owner Hugh B. Rice added Hilburn P. Rine as a partner. Upon Rice's death, Mrs. Paul O. Sergent bought his share and the agency became Sergent and Rine. Robert Duncan (1911-1992) brought Albany Fire Insurance Company to the agency in 1939 and became a partner in 1945, taking over for an ill Mr. Rine. Sergent, Duncan and Rine operated under this partnership until 1958, when Duncan became sole owner. After graduating from Texas A&M University in 1957, Duncan's son Dean joined the business.
Comprising clippings, policy pamphlets, account books, receipts, and correspondence, the Sergent, Duncan and Rine Insurance Agency Records, 1911-1980, document the history of the San Antonio, Texas, firm. Account books, correspondence, and receipts concern the financial and informational activities of the business while the policy pamphlets illustrate the different forms of insurance offered. Clippings relate to the history of the company, particularly anniversaries, and general insurance news and trends.
This collection is open for research use.
Sergent, Duncan and Rine Insurance Agency Records, 1911-1980, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection contains unprocessed materials.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project, 2009-2011.
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